The latest global death rate for the novel coronavirus is 3.4 percent – higher than earlier figures of about 2 percent.

The coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, has killed more than 3,100 people and infected nearly 93,000 as of Tuesday. The virus causes a disease known as COVID-19.

 

Speaking at a media briefing, the World Health Organisation’s director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, noted that the death rate was far higher than that of the seasonal flu, which kills about 0.1 percent of those infected.

The death rate is likely to change further as more cases are confirmed, though

Legal services and e-discovery giant Epiq Global took their systems offline on Saturday after the Ryuk Ransomware was deployed and began encrypting devices on their network. 

On March 2nd, legal reporter Bob Ambrogi broke the news that Epiq had globally taken their systems offline after detecting a cyberattack.

This outage affected their e-Discovery platforms, which made it impossible for legal clients to access documents needed for court cases and client deadlines.

Epiq later stated that they were affected by a ransomware attack and took their systems offline to contain the threat.

“On February 29, we detected unauthorized activity on our